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The Nor'easter Old Fashioned is a masterpiece of mixology, where the essence of simplicity and elegance converges with the bold, coastal stone character of Nor'easter Single Malt Whisky. This cocktail is a nod to the time-honored classic, the Old Fashioned, revered for its straightforward composition and the emphasis it places on the integrity of its core ingredients. However, the Nor'easter Old Fashioned is far from ordinary; it transforms the traditional formula into a remarkable drink that pays homage to the whisky's distinctive flavours and captivating nuances.
Orange zest for garnish
1. Prepare the Mixing Glass: Begin by selecting a mixing glass, which is ideal for stirring and marrying the ingredients while maintaining clarity and texture.
2. Combine the Ingredients: Pour 60 ml of Nor'easter Single Malt Whisky, 10 ml of Shiraz Wine Reduction, 2 dashes of Aromatic Bitters, and 2 dashes of Orange Bitters into the mixing glass. This blend of whisky and wine reduction will offer a complex flavour profile, complemented by the aromatic and orange bitters.
3. Add Ice: Place ice cubes into the mixing glass to chill the mixture without over-diluting it. The ice also plays a vital role in the dilution process and achieving the right temperature.
4. Stir Gently: Using a bar spoon, gently stir the cocktail for about 20-30 seconds. This stirring process allows the flavors to meld together and reach their optimal balance.
5. Strain into a Rock Glass: Once the cocktail is properly stirred and chilled, strain it into a rock glass (also known as an Old Fashioned glass). This glass is perfect for showcasing the rich, bold flavors of this cocktail.
6. Add Ice and Garnish: Add a few fresh ice cubes to the glass to maintain the desired temperature. To garnish, place a grape leaf on top of the ice cubes. The grape leaf adds an element of visual appeal and a subtle herbal note to the drink.
7. Serve and Enjoy: Your Nor'easter Whisky and Wine Old Fashioned is now ready to be savoured. This cocktail offers a unique blend of flavours, where the Nor'easter whisky and aromatic bitters combine to create a memorable and sophisticated drinking experience.
In this cocktail, the whisky reigns supreme, and every element is thoughtfully balanced to create a timeless and memorable libation. Sip slowly, savouring the harmonious interplay of flavours and the enticing aroma of orange zest. Cheers to the art of crafting a perfect Old Fashioned!
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